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Brunt Boggart- A Tapestry of Tales

3.20  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  8 reviews
NOMINATED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL

'A rich primordial dreamtime... A wonderful excavation of the story traditions that our ancestors huddled around for warmth' Alan Moore, author of Watchmen

This is a look like no other: a magical tapestry of folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a half-remembered dream. It is an old world, a wor/>'A
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 27th 2018 by Pushkin Children's (first published 2015)
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amanda
Expect the unexpected is how I would rate this book if I wasn't expected to rate in stars.

This was a strange and surreal collection of fantastical tales woven in English but at times I felt that I was reading in tongues. I'm not quite sure my review can do it justice but I'll try but honestly I believe it'll be a much better service if you read this yourself. The Brunt Boggart is a different book than what I usually read and by that I mean it's a collection of vast landscapes, dreams
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Erin Britton
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Once upon a time there was a village. It wasn’t a big village, nor was it a small village. It wasn’t an important village, but then again, in the grand scheme of things, it wasn’t an unimportant village either. In fact, it was a decidedly middling village known as Brunt Boggart. As for the residents of the village, they were something very special indeed. For Brunt Boggart was a place where stories were born, where myth mixed with reality, where a distinctly uncanny atmosphere hung in the air. I ...more
Anne
Jan 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
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2.5 stars - Unfortunately, this one didn't really do it for me.

It sounded so cool: "a magical tapestry of folk tales, woven together to build a world that is as strange yet familiar as a half-remembered dream." But it felt like the book was trying to do too many things at once. There was supposed to be one overarching storyline throughout the separate stories, but that storyline never really got off the ground and didn't have any conclusion either - it felt a little half-hearted. There were a c
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Also Alice
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not for me, this one. This was not quite what I was expecting and as a result I didn't really it enjoy it much. The writing is heavily stylised, repetitious and undoubtedly quite poetic. It's also very atmospheric might lend itself for reading on long dark winter nights. However I found the stylised language distracting which in turn made it hard for me to work out who the characters were and what was going on. The narrative structure is clever but again, so clever that it bogged me down in Brun ...more
Joey Susan
Thank you so much to Pushkin Press for sending me a review copy through NetGalley of Brunt Boggart by David Greygoose.

This book was very creative in the way it was created and written, creating a multiplayer of folk tales set in one place. I can totally see people loving and enjoying the tales told within this book. It had so much thought and depth into it creating this whole world that has lots of stories to tell.

For me though I wasn’t able to get into the book, and couldn’t enjoy it unfortun
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MayorEmma
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
Earc from netgalley.

I couldn't really get engaged in this one, and it seemed to go on for a very very long time as it was almost 500 pages. Some of the individual stories were interesting, but most were kind of flat.
Caitlín
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A strange book, but enjoyable book.
Weaving together different stories to form the Other-World in which Brunt Boggart inhabits. It's like those darker fairy stories you remember from your childhood- that don't always end happily ever after.
Bear with this book- it's a rewarding read.
XPHAIEA.
This is an exceptional book, a truly original and startling 'tapestry of stories' set in three distinct sections. Greygoose's prose is unique, with more than a passing nod to Dylan Thomas' 'Under Milk Wood', with lavish use of self fashioned adjectives. All manner of strange and wonderful characters clutter the twilit pages, glimmering in the dark world of Brunt Boggart.

Strange and clandestine folkloric rites are practised in the fields, odd characters slip and scuttle between chapte
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